Ulf Buermeyer, LL.M. (Columbia Law School) is judge in criminal cases at Berlin Superior Court and a prolific researcher and author, regularly covering cutting-edge topics at the intersection of constitutional law, privacy, criminal procedure and information technology. After studies in law and political science in Osnabrück, Leipzig and Rennes (Brittany), judge Buermeyer spent clerkships e.g. at the Federal Department of Justice and the Federal Constitutional Court (Karlsruhe) where he worked for Justice Prof. Dr. Hassemer and now Chief Justice Prof. Vosskuhle.
In cooperation with the hacker organization “Chaos Computer Club” he analyzed the government trojan horse software “Staatstrojaner” and uncovered the widespread use of unconstitutional surveillance technology by German law enforcement. He is also associated with NGOs like Privacy International (UK), Humanistische Union, netzpolitik.org and Digitale Gesellschaft.